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Equipment list

Here is list of all the equipment and minor ingredients mentioned on this site.

Item
Notes
Demijohns (Glass fermentation vessels)
These are very often available at car-boot sales or bric-a-brac stalls. The Americans call then "carboys".
Airlocks

Bungs for fitting airlocks into demijohns

Flexible siphoning tube

Wine filter

Wine yeast
Buy this by the sachet as pots don't keep once opened and sachets are less than a pound.
Corking tool
This is vital for putting corks in.
Corks

Shrink-on caps
Optional
Bottles

Rigid siphoning tube
Optional straight tube for reaching the bottom of the demijohn without disturbing the sediment.
Sterilising fluid
Sodium hypochlorite solution, as used to sterilise bottles etc. for babies.
Campden tablets (sodium metabisulphite or potassium metabisulphite)

Fermentation stopper (potassium sorbate)
Required if you want to make sweet wine, otherwise its use is optional
Sugar

Precipitated chalk (calcium carbonate)

Hydrometer



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